History Characters / Shiki

3rd Dec '17 11:34:45 AM NOYB
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* IgnoredExpert: No one believes him about the vampires. [[spoiler: Until he outs them anyway.]]

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* IgnoredExpert: No one believes him about the vampires. [[spoiler: Until he outs them them, anyway.]]
3rd Dec '17 11:28:47 AM NOYB
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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:In the shows climax she is confronted by Tomio who proceeds to give her a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbal smackdown]] that ends up mentally destroying her and her will to live. The only reason she didn't burn in at the church was due to Seishin bailing her out.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:In the shows show's climax she is confronted by Tomio who proceeds to give her a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbal smackdown]] that ends up mentally destroying her and her will to live. The only reason she didn't burn in at the church was due to Seishin bailing her out.]]
25th Sep '17 7:34:21 AM SpaceCowboy
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* {{Expy}}: Of Ben Mears from Literature/SalemsLot. He’s the one of the first to discover about the existence of the vampires, and loses his will to fight when someone close to him becomes one.


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* {{Expy}}: Of Mark Petrie and Matt Burke from Literature/SalemsLot, and to a lesser extent Professor Van Hellsing from Literature/{{Dracula}}. A man of science who discovers the existence of vampires in his area, who uses his skills to combat and exterminate them.


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* {{Expy}}: Of Father Callahan from Literature/SalemsLot, a man of of faith who is losing it. And who ultimately [[spoiler: betrays the heroes and loses his faith. But unlike Calahan who redeems himself and regains his faith in Franchise/TheDarkTower, Seishin doesn’t get that luxury]]. Also he shares Ben Mears’ role as an author.
24th Sep '17 9:02:10 AM sorako
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* HeroicBastard: His parents aren't legally married, which is why Natsuno alternates between using his father's and his mother's last name.

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* HeroicBastard: His parents aren't legally married, which is why makes Natsuno alternates between using his father's and his mother's last name.this. While aloof, Natsuno still remains a relatively decent person.



* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:There are hints in both the manga and anime that he sought to save the village because he viewed it as more of a game than out of a genuine desire to save anyone. In the manga he relishes in the fact that his mother was brutally murdered by a Shiki, thinking she deserved it for being [[MyBelovedSmother an overbearing mom]], and his brief comment at the end of the anime where he says he "lost" when the village was burned down.]]



* FormerTeenRebel: Was one as a child and inspired Seishin [[spoiler: into still hating the village later on in his life when he was on the verge of giving up]]. He also married his wife out of spite for his parents who hated her.

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* FormerTeenRebel: Was one as a child and inspired Seishin [[spoiler: into still hating the village later on in his life when he was on the verge of giving up]]. He also married his wife out of spite for his parents who hated her.



* IAmNotMyFather: He ''hates'' the idea of becoming like his father who he hated. [[spoiler: He eventually does.]]



* LikeFatherLikeSon: He ''hates'' the idea of becoming like his father who he hated. [[spoiler: He eventually does.]]



* NominalHero: There are hints in both the manga and anime that he sought to save the village because he viewed it as more of a game than out of a genuine desire to save anyone. [[spoiler:This is highlighted by his brief comment at the end of the anime where he says he "lost" when the village was burned down.]]
* NoSympathy: In the manga, he relishes in the fact that his mother [[spoiler:was brutally murdered by a Shiki]], thinking she deserved it for being [[MyBelovedSmother an overbearing mom]].



* ShockValueRelationship: He married his wife out of spite for his parents who hated her.



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: [[spoiler:Despite all the people who die because of her, she gets away scot-free. Except she loses everyone she ever cared about save Seishin by the end, so she likely wouldn't be particularly happy with the outcome of her escape.]]

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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Despite all the people who die because of her, she gets away scot-free. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty Except she loses everyone she ever cared about save Seishin by the end, so she likely wouldn't be particularly happy with the outcome of her escape.]]]]]]
7th Jul '17 2:23:07 PM OmegaRadiance
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* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:There are hints in both the manga and anime that he sought to save the village because he viewed it as more of a game than out of a genuine desire to save anyone. In the manga he relishes in the fact that his mother was brutally murdered by a Shiki, thinking she deserved it for being [[MyBelovedSmother an overbearing mom]], and his brief comment at the end of the anime where he says he "lost" when the village was burned down.]]



* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:Literally does this to his wife when she rises...[[ForScience among]] [[MoralEventHorizon other things]].]]

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* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:Literally does this to his wife when she rises...[[ForScience among]] [[MoralEventHorizon other things]]. Although as the manga makes it clear, while he didn't actually love her due to marrying her during his rebellious youth, but what he felt besides knowing he wasn't all that close to her is left unknown.]]



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:In the manga it's revealed he enjoys killing people. The fact that Shiki aren't considered human allows him to kill people without being judged, and shows that he was quick to use any excuse to kill people as long as Ozaki wasn't around. One such case was the temple, where he killed everyone who lived there.]]



* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:He literally does this to his own Shiki son after the latter kills Ozaki's mother, claiming it's his duty as a father to punish his son for his evil deeds and return him to rest.]]

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* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:He literally does this to his own Shiki son after the latter kills Ozaki's mother, claiming it's his duty as a father to punish his son for his evil deeds and return him to rest. Subverted in the manga, which makes it clear he killed his own because he ''enjoyed'' it.]]
7th Jul '17 1:49:22 PM sorako
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* NomDeMom: Legally, he has his mother's surname because his parents never got married. He doesn't mind to be called by his father's surname, though.



* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Pulls one on Chizuru, exposing her as a Shiki to the villagers and leading her to her death.]]

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* HoneyTrap: [[spoiler: Pulls one on Chizuru, exposing pretending to take her out on a date to expose her as a Shiki to the villagers and leading lead her to her death.]]



* TheCorrupter: After she turns [[spoiler:Kaori's father]] into a Shiki, she incites him to kill his own family under the possibility that they will also become Shiki and join him.



* BreakTheCutie: First her best friend dies out of the blue... later her new friend, with whom she found out the truth behind the recent deaths in her village, dies after she and her brother try to save him. Then [[spoiler:her father dies and she is informed of it by her ex-best friend, who is in fact her father's killer. Her mother also ends up dying and later her brother disappears, leaving her thinking that he is ''also'' dead. Poor Kaori goes AxCrazy when her undead father tries to kill her. She applies a baseball bat to his head multiple times, and when that doesn't kill him, she gets out a pickaxe to finish him off. She then proceeds to shove his unrecognizable corpse into a closet for good measure.]]

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* BatterUp: She beats [[spoiler:her undead father]] to death with a baseball bat.
* BreakTheCutie: First her best friend dies out of the blue... later her new friend, with whom she found out the truth behind the recent deaths in her village, dies after she and her brother try to save him. Then [[spoiler:her father dies and she is informed of it by her ex-best friend, who is in fact her father's killer. Her mother also ends up dying and later her brother disappears, leaving her thinking that he is ''also'' dead. Poor Kaori goes AxCrazy when her undead father tries to kill her. She applies a baseball bat to his head multiple times, her and when that doesn't kill him, she gets out a pickaxe to finish brutally beats him off. She then proceeds to shove his unrecognizable corpse into a closet for good measure.death.]]



%%* FreakOut



* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:She kills her own father after he turns into a Shiki.]]

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* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:She kills [[spoiler:After discovering her own father after he turns turned into a Shiki.Shiki, Kaori applies a baseball bat to his head multiple times, and when that doesn't kill him, she gets out a pickaxe to finish him off. She then proceeds to shove his unrecognizable corpse into a closet for good measure.]]



* DueToTheDead: After [[spoiler:he kills Natsuno]], Tohru starts to leave a single flower outside of Natsuno's window every night to commemorate [[spoiler:Natsuno]]'s death.



* BadassBeard: Seriously crazy hair that curves upwards in three prongs, [[FanNickname nicknamed the Thermal Updraft]] by the fanbase.

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* BadassBeard: AnimeHair: Seriously crazy hair that curves upwards in three prongs, [[FanNickname nicknamed the Thermal Updraft]] by the fanbase.fanbase.
* BadassBeard: He has a wavy and messy beard that looks like a flame.



* BigOlEyebrows: He has very big, bushy eyebrows.



%%* HotBlooded

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%%* HotBlooded* HotBlooded: He's loud and hot-headed.



* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:He literally does this to his own Shiki son after the latter kills Ozaki's mother, claiming it's his duty as a father to punish his son for his evil deeds and return him to rest.]]




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* UnusualEyebrows: His eyebrows resemble steam or flames rising upwards.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: She had light brown hair when she was human. It presumably changed to platinum blonde after she became a Shiki.



* OutGambitted: For a long time she was sure she had Ozaki under her thrall thanks to having bitten him. [[spoiler:In reality, thanks to Natsuno having bitten him before she got to him, he was playing her like a fiddle, taking advantage of her conviction in order to gain her genuine trust and use her as a springboard to start the Shiki hunt by providing irrefutable evidence to the other villagers]].

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* OutGambitted: For a long time time, she was sure she had Ozaki under her thrall thanks to having bitten him. [[spoiler:In reality, thanks to Natsuno having bitten him before she got to him, he was playing her like a fiddle, taking advantage of her conviction in order to gain her genuine trust and use her as a springboard to start the Shiki hunt by providing irrefutable evidence to the other villagers]].



%%* VillainousBreakdown

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%%* VillainousBreakdown* VillainousBreakdown: After [[spoiler:Ozaki exposes her as a Shiki and has the villagers turn against her]], Chizuru is reduced to a state where she's screaming for help and begging for her life like a defenseless child.


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* TheNoseKnows: His sense of smell tells him whether a dead human will rise as a Shiki.


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* {{Sadist}}: He enjoys tormenting his victims and put others through terrible agony. Megumi even calls him a sadist.
2nd Jul '17 7:43:35 PM sorako
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* HairDecorations: She wears hair clips on both sides of her hair.



* HatesBeingAlone: Nao desperately wants to have her family by her side. So much so that she killed all of them hoping they could join her aas Shiki. Sadly, none of them rose up.

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* HatesBeingAlone: Nao desperately wants to have her family by her side. So much so that she killed all of them hoping they could join her aas as Shiki. Sadly, none of them rose up.
2nd Jul '17 7:36:45 PM sorako
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* ChildhoodFriends: He has been friends with Seishin since childhood.



%%* BadassBookworm



* ChildhoodFriends: He has been friends with Ozaki since they were kids.



* GoodShepherd: Played with. Seishin is genuinely a good-natured individual

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* GoodShepherd: Played with. Seishin is genuinely a good-natured individualand compassionate individual, but he's secretly depressed, hates the village and finds that he could not escape, as people expect him to be a monk when he doesn't want to. He ends up empathizing more with Sunako and the Shiki because they are more similar to him and able to understand his feelings than any human in the village.



* MostWritersAreWriters

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* MostWritersAreWritersMostWritersAreWriters: He's an author in writing novels.



* ClingyJealousGirl: She hates it when people get close to Yuuki. She even kills his best friend because Yuuki likes him more than her. Not to mention how she starts to mess with Kaori's life just because she and Yuuki became friends.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: She hates it when people get close to Yuuki. She even kills his best friend because Yuuki likes him more than her. Not to mention how After turning into a Shiki, she starts taking [[MurderTheHypotenuse extreme measures]] to mess with Kaori's life just because she and Yuuki became friends.keep people away from him.



* DeathEqualsRedemption: In the novel and manga, she comes to a peaceful state as she dies. Not so in the anime.



* EvilIsPetty: She kills Yuuki's best friend because Yuuki likes him more than her. Not to mention how she starts to mess with Kaori's life just because she and Yuuki became friends.



* MurderTheHypotenuse: The reason why she kills Tohru is because she wanted to be loved by Natsuno and views Natsuno's [[AmbiguouslyGay fondness]] for Tohru as a threat.

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* MurderTheHypotenuse: The reason why she kills Tohru is because she wanted to be loved by wants Natsuno to herself and views she's jealous of Natsuno's [[AmbiguouslyGay fondness]] for Tohru as a threat.of Tohru.



* PeacefulInDeath: In the novel and manga, she comes to a peaceful state as she dies. Not so in the anime.



* MadnessMantra: "Megumi-chan is going to come and kill me. Megumi-chan is going to come and kill me. Megumi-chan is going to come and kill me."



* BigBrotherWorship: He really looks up to Natsuno.

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* BigBrotherWorship: He really looks up to Natsuno.Natsuno as an older brother figure.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Hasegawa mercifully stabs her so she doesn't die in agony when the villagers leave her to be burned in the sunlight.]]

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Hasegawa [[spoiler:In the anime, Hasegawa mercifully stabs her so she doesn't die in agony when the villagers leave her to be burned in the sunlight.]]
2nd Jul '17 6:54:07 PM sorako
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%%* SupportingProtagonist



* DaywalkingVampire: [[spoiler:At the end of the series, he becomes a Jinrou, a type of Shiki immune to sunlight.]]



%%* GoodShepherd: Played with.

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%%* * GoodShepherd: Played with.with. Seishin is genuinely a good-natured individual



* MostWritersAreWriters



* PetTheDog: Megumi is arguably one of the absolute least sympathetic characters in the series, but even she gets one of these when she [[spoiler: first begs Tatsumi not to kill Natsuno and then offers to kill him so Tohru won't have to]].

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
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Megumi is arguably one of the absolute least sympathetic characters in the series, but even she gets one of these when she [[spoiler: first begs Tatsumi not to kill Natsuno and then offers to kill him so Tohru won't have to]].



* AntiVillain: After he returns as a Shiki, Tohru really hates being an undead monster and still acts like the same gentle guy he was as a human. He only kills humans because Tatsumi is forcing to under the threat of killing his family if he doesn't do it and his HorrorHunger is too much for him to control it.

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* AntiVillain: After he returns as a Shiki, Tohru really hates being an undead monster and still acts like the same gentle guy he was as a human. He only kills humans because Tatsumi is forcing him to under the threat of killing by threatening to kill his family if he doesn't do it and his HorrorHunger is too much for him to control it.



%%* AnimeHair

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%%* AnimeHair* AnimeHair: Her hair twirls around like a spiral.



%%* CoolBigSis



%%* TheIngenue
%%* TheMedic



* RapunzelHair: Her hair reaches her knees.



* UndyingLoyalty: To Sunako.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Sunako.He's completely loyal to Sunako, to the point of readily risking his own life to protect her.
2nd Jul '17 6:16:34 PM sorako
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%%* AnimeHair

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%%* AnimeHair* AnimeHair: Her braids end in flowers.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She ends up ditching her braids and lets her hair loose. Maybe in a way to represent how she lost her [[InnocenceLost innocence]].

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: She ends up ditching her braids and lets her hair loose. Maybe in a way to represent how she lost her [[InnocenceLost lost her innocence]].



* GirlishPigtails: They [[AnimeHair end in flowers]]. [[spoiler: Though she loses them when she starts to give into despair.]]
%%* ImprobableHairstyle

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* GirlishPigtails: They [[AnimeHair end She wears her hair in flowers]]. [[spoiler: a pair of braided pigtails. Though she loses them when she starts to give into despair.]]
%%* ImprobableHairstyle



%%* ImprobableHairstyle



* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Shows shades of Types I, II, and IV.]]

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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Shows shades of Types I, II, After he returns as a Shiki, Tohru really hates being an undead monster and IV.]]still acts like the same gentle guy he was as a human. He only kills humans because Tatsumi is forcing to under the threat of killing his family if he doesn't do it and his HorrorHunger is too much for him to control it.



* BigBrotherMentor: To his younger siblings.
%%* {{Bishonen}}: Borderline.



* KillTheOnesYouLove: He's forced by Tatsumi to kill his best friend Natsuno.



* TheMole: [[spoiler:After Natsuno comes back as a Jinrou, Tohru gives him valuable information on what the Shiki plan to do with the village.]]



* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:After Natsuno comes back as a Jinrou, Tohru gives him valuable information on what the Shiki plan to do with the village.]]



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:Not even turning into a Shiki and feeling the need to drink blood to survive could corrupt her and chose to die instead of becoming a murderous monster.]]

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:Not even turning into a Shiki and feeling the need to drink blood to survive could corrupt her and chose she chooses to die instead of becoming a murderous monster.]]



* GoOutWithASmile: In the anime, [[spoiler:Nao smiles at Hasegawa when he gives her a MercyKill]].



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Done to her by Hasegawa.]]

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* KillTheOnesYouLove: She ends up killing her husband, son, father-in-law and mother-in-law because she wanted to try and turn them into Shiki like her. Unfortunately, none of them rise up and Nao starts breaking down when she realizes she killed the only people who ever loved her.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Done to [[spoiler:Hasegawa mercifully stabs her by Hasegawa.so she doesn't die in agony when the villagers leave her to be burned in the sunlight.]]



%%* TheBigGuy

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%%* TheBigGuy* BigOlEyebrows: He has very big, bushy eyebrows.



* FemmeFatalons: She has long red nails.
* GirlInABox: Tatsumi leaves Sunako inside a suitcase to protect her from sunlight [[spoiler:while Seishin helps her escape from the village]].



%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer

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%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Kaori blushes when she first sees Chizuru and Megumi compliments her beauty.



* FemmeFatalons: Her long black nails.



%%* BadassCape

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%%* BadassCape* BadassCape: He wears a cape in the final part of the story when the war between the humans and the Shiki starts.



* TheHeavy: He's working under Sunako's orders, but Tatsumi is the main active villain in the story with Sunako rarely taking part herself aand is the most dangerous Shiki due to lacking their various weaknesses

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* TheHeavy: He's working under Sunako's orders, but Tatsumi is the main active villain in the story with Sunako rarely taking part herself aand is herself. He's the most dangerous Shiki due biggest threat to lacking their various weaknessesthe human side and the one to lead the newly risen Shiki.


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* IHaveYourWife: He forces Tohru to kill Natsuno by threatening to go after Tohru's family if he doesn't do it.
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